MEET THE ARTISTS

Ken Peplowski

Jazz Clarinetist/Saxophonist

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman. he’s performed and/or recorded with Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna, among others.

Ken was the musical director of the Oregon Festival of American Music for eight years and is a longtime performer and consultant with The Jazz Cruise, where he was elected into the Jazz Cruise Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2014, Ken was the recipient of the Sarasota Jazz Festival’s “Satchmo” award, given to him for his “unique and enduring contribution to the living history of jazz.”

In March, Ken was guest of honor at a “Highlights in Jazz” concert in NYC saluting him for “his matchless musical achievements.”

Ken Peplowski